A Bestseller Gets Even Better: Audi Unveils a New Look for the Q5

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48774"] source: Audi of America Brand’s new SUV design language gives Audi Q5 stronger identity SQ5 models now feature available OLED lighting technology Updated design, infotainment just some of the 2021 Q5 model line highlights, on sale in the fourth quarter Combining sporty driving performance and SUV versatility, the 2021 Audi Q5 model line continues to set a new standard in the luxury SUV segment. The updated Q5 models, including the plu...

Spy Photos: First Photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47817"] Audi is working on a facelift for the Q5 as there have been prototypes seen running around for awhile but in addition to a refreshed look, there is a new body style. What you see here is the first photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback. Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, this will be the third SUV/crossover with the sleeker and coupe-ish Sportback body style in the line-up (unless you count the Q8 that’s only available in the...

First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle With ABT Power – 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46949"] source: ABT America A quick glance at the data sheet reveals the unexpected: The SQ5 is no longer the most powerful player in the Q5 team. This credit now belongs to the 55 TFSI e quattro, which displays a system output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This cutting-edge plug-in hybrid SUV mates a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor. Thanks to a new power upgrade from ABT&nbs...

Quality Has Four Rings and Four Letters: Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45329"] source: Audi AG The big winner in the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey Audi wins seven out of 14 categories in the quality rankings Two additional individual victories and two overall class victories round out the results Quality has a name: Audi. This has been confirmed once more by the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. The brand with the Four Rings won seven out of...

Auto Zeitung: Audi Will Launch A Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42103"] words: Bill, photo: Audi AG*  According to a report on Auto Zeitung, Audi, amongst releasing the facelifts on the SUV line in the fall of 2020, will be launching the Q5 Sportback. This will compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and the BMW X4. There is no word on whether the Q5 Sportback will be sold in the States but with our love of SUVs and crossovers, I wouldn't be surprised if it did make its way over. However with t...

2020 Audi Q3 And Q5 Earn Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Best Buy Awards

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39913"] source: Audi of America 2020 Audi Q3 named Best Buy in Subcompact Luxury SUV category 2020 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category Audi Q5 wins a Best Buy Award for third consecutive year The 2020 Audi Q3 has been named winner of the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in the Subcompact Luxury SUV category, and the 2020 Audi Q5 earned the award in the Compact Luxury SUV category. Announced during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto...

Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

Audi Aims To Reduce CO2 Emissions By 30 Percent Over The Vehicle Lifecycle By 2025

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35193"] source: Audi AG Package of measures covers the entire value chain Bram Schot, Audi CEO: “We recognize a responsibility for our cars over their lifecycles” Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first automobile manufacturers to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has set itself the ambitious goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2025 – compared with r...

Updated “B9.5” Audi Q5 Spied Testing

Audi is in the midst of a mid-lifecycle freshening of its entire B-segment lineup, a mid-lifecycle freshening of the B9 that began in May with the Audi A4/S4/allroad ,with updated A5/S5, Q5/SQ5 and RS variants to follow. We've been seeing A5 variant test mules now for a while, and today we've gotten some great pics of the updated Q5 out testing... and complete with interior shots. The B-segment is the heart of the Audi range, where the brand sells its greatest volumes in most mar...

Audi of America Announces Full 2020 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32937"] source: Audi of America Increased standard equipment and full model line improvements in 2020 Additional personalization offered through interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems including side assist, cross traffic assist and high-beam assist, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2020 model year, including full-line pricing, ve...

Audi Makes Next Move in US Mobility Strategy with Silvercar, Inc. Leadership Announcement

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31315"] source: Audi of America Audi of America CFO Matt Carpenter appointed CEO of Silvercar, Inc., effective August 1, 2019 Integration of current operations and future strategy of Audi and Silvercar is key priority Role based in Austin, Texas at Silvercar, Inc. headquarters Audi advances its mobility strategy in the U.S. with the appointment of Matt Carpenter to CEO of Silvercar, Inc. In his role, Matt will drive the Audi mobility strategy i...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...

Audi Receives Most “Good” IIHS Ratings of Any Manufacturer for Ease of Using LATCH Hardware on Child Restraint Systems

source: Audi of America Ten 2019 Audi models received “Good+” to “Acceptable” ratings across model line up 2019 Audi Q7 received highest “Good+” rating Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures ease of use of lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) hardware on child restraint systems HERNDON – Ten 2019 Audi models have been positively rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their ease of using lower anchors and tethers fo...

Sporty and Efficient with Plug-In Hybrid Drive: The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

source: Audi AG Successful SUV now with TFSI engine and powerful electric motor Electric range of over 40 kilometers (24.9 mi), electric driving at up to 135 km/h (83.9 mph) Convenient charging: the Audi e-tron Charging Service and the myAudi app With an E license plate, ideal for commuters, fleet operators and as a company car The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emiss...

New Audi RQ5 (80A) by Caractère

words: Bill, photos: Caractere Caractere is a Belgium company that been around for years. They specialize in accessories for Audi and Volkswagen such as wheels, sports exhausts, power add-ons, and body kits like this one for the Q5. Think your Q5 is a little plain looking and want to make a splash at your local Cars & Coffee? Well the wide body "RQ5" kit will make an impression. The kit includes: * A full Front Bumper with RQ5 badge * A Frontgrill with RQ5 badge * A Rear Spoiler wit...

Readers’ Choice “All-Wheel-Drive Car of the Year 2019”: Audi Wins in Four out of Ten Categories

source: Audi AG Best in class: Audi Q2, Audi Q5, Audi A6 allroad and Audi e-tron Most successful brand: Audi tops this year’s readers’ choice awards New quattro generation: the electric all-wheel drive in the full-size SUV Audi celebrated a resounding success as part of the readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019” awards: The Q2, Q5, A6 allroad quattro* and the all-electric powered Audi e-tron* models won in their respective class, making Audi ...

Audi at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

source: Audi AG Audi press conference on March 5, 2019, at 8.00 a.m. (CET) Stand featuring electric vehicles exclusively Plug-in portfolio being comprehensively expanded Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world pre...

Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8

source: Audi AG Audi A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 as plug-in hybrids with a strong electric motor, high battery capacity and a new drive strategy An electric range of more than 40 km according to WLTP Convenient and networked charging with myAudi app In electric-only mode not just free of local emissions but also efficient and sporty – Audi is consistently pursuing its electrification strategy with its comprehensive plug-in hybrid offensive. Audi is presenting the hyb...

The 2019 Audi Q5 and Q7 Earn Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

source: Audi of America   2019 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category 2019 Audi Q7 named Best Buy in Midsize Luxury SUV category Q5 earns Best Buy award for second consecutive year HERNDON, Va., November 13, 2018 – The 2019 Audi Q5 has been named winner of the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the Compact Luxury SUV category, and the 2019 Audi Q7 earned the award in the Midsize Luxury SUV category. Announced ahead of the Los Angeles Aut...